Midbar Kodesh Temple past president Jerry Welt, will be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Nevada Justice Association in June. As an advocate for Nevada's citizens for over 45 years Welt has lobbied for laws that improved the rights and quality of life for citizens of Nevada. Jerry served as a chairman and member of NJA’s Citizen’s For Justice Committee, made presentations about Social Security Disability at People’s Law School and served as a President and board member of that professional organization. He has also served the Nevada State Bar by taking pro bono work and has sat on state bar’s Lawyer Referral and Information Services committee.
For the past 45 years, Welt has served as the General Counsel for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. He is the library district’s institutional memory as he works daily with their staff to resolve issues. He helped build 27 libraries, coordinated with counsel on 1st and 2nd Amendment issues and has seen libraries change their focus to remain relevant in the electronic world. He works daily with daughter, partner and MKT member Tiffany Welt Doctors, representing Nevada’s injured, sick and disabled, as they strive to attain the Social Security Disability benefits that their clients deserve. Welt Law recently added Guardianship to their areas of representation so that they can help ensure the rights and privileges of the protected person.
Welt will share the evening of honors with Christian M. Morris, Trial Lawyer of the Year and Nevada Assemblyman Ozzie E. Fumo, Consumer Advocate of the Year. Nevada Justice Association said that “Jerry has set an example for us all, in that a career is truly most successful when we contribute to the growth of the communities in which we are privileged to participate and serve.”
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